Turing Robotics, I’m sure the name doesn’t ring a bell for many smartphone enthusiasts but that’s because this is a dying company that has had a number of failed smartphones in its kitty. However, the company plans to go out with a bang as it has just teased a crazy outlandish smartphone design with the HubblePhone.
Indeed, the design is nothing like you have seen in a smartphone, ever. And words don’t do it justice, you have to see it understand it clearly. Let it be known that there are no prototypes of the handset whatsoever and we’re left with a trailer and some images of the phone that is promised to us in 2020. Also, it will probably cost you a kidney (even more), if it launches at all.
In simplest terms, the Turing Hubblephone is basically a flip phone with a swivel and three displays. The swivel allows it to unfold like a flip phone and do a variety of yoga moves that will put your laptop to shame.
Like we said, there are no prototypes and the given images do not adequately detail the complete design and functions of the swivel. The main display is referred to as the “main deck” while the secondary display is called “upper deck”. It is the one that does all the gymnastics.
What is overwhelming is that each deck is a separate smartphone and the main deck’s display runs from edge to edge and spills over the top edge like a waterfall. It’s quite nothing like we’ve ever seen. The main deck’s display is a 4K panel while the upper deck has two Full-HD screens on either side of the deck. There are two batteries as well – 3,300mAh battery for the primary and one 2,800mAh battery for the upper deck.
Turing shared with Digitimes that the HubblePhone will have an eye-watering 60MP camera with variable aperture – f/2.8 – f/5.6 as well as 15x optical zoom. If that’s not enough, there will be three more cameras, each of 12MP capacity.
Each deck will hold a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 in its guts which is insane to say the least. The handset is also set to boast of AR/VR/MR qualities and 5G support right out of the box. Turing is planning to make light of all other flagship phones by installing 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of onboard storage to each deck.
While the spec-sheet of the HubblePhone is still unbelievable, wait till you hear about its OS. Turing CEO Steve Chao said that the device will run something called “Keplerian OS,” which will have Android but also allow users to run Sailfish OS.
Well, you might very well be thinking, this is too good to be true. And you would be right to think so, as Turing has failed in two attempts previously not delivering what was advertised earlier. But Chao says this time will be different. And if all this ends up being true, then you should keep your cash bag of $2,750 ready, because that’s what the HubblePhone will cost you. The phone is shipping starting June 2020.